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#1155 of 1199 Re: Audi A3 Lease [kirstie_h]
Aug 04, 2011 (12:56 pm)
Only an option if the OEM set has 4/32" or more tread left.
I would check the lease contract, I am sure there is something about the tread depth and they have to match. If the car has a full size spare all 5 may have to match. The speed and load ratings have to meet or exceed the OEM tires as well. They could limit you to just OEM tires (there could be several) as well. To CPO a car they have to have lots of tread and be OEM tires, so dealers do not like to see turn ins with non-standard tires.
#1156 of 1199 Re: Audi A3 Lease [qbrozen]
Aug 04, 2011 (1:14 pm)
As long as they match and are the right size and speed rating you should be fine.
Just make sure they're name brand... get some Chinese no names and you might get hit.
#1157 of 1199 Re: Audi A3 Lease [dwynne]
Aug 04, 2011 (4:57 pm)
Agree with Brentwood, with emphasis placed on the rating. If the car came with "V" rated tires, don't replace them with "H" rated tires.
#1158 of 1199 Re: Audi A3 Lease [lch77]
Aug 04, 2011 (8:35 pm)
Jaguar would allow one speed rating downgrade, from a Z to a V, but if the car came in with non-performance tires, you'd get charged for a set of OE rubber ($900+)
#1159 of 1199 Re: Audi A3 Lease [dwynne]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 05, 2011 (7:17 am)
Well yeah... I'm assuming that the vehicle is fairly new to the lessee, and thus would currently have barely-worn tires. I can't imagine bothering to replace the tires for better ride quality near the END of a lease!
#1160 of 1199 Re: Audi A3 Lease [kirstie_h]
Aug 05, 2011 (9:32 am)
They said "I am halfway through my lease right now for a 2010 Audi A3 and I need tires pretty soon" so I assumed they would be too worn out to turn in.
Another reason to love Honda Finance lease "Excess Wear and Use Waiver" of $500 per incident up to a total of $1,500. I turned in my 2005 S2000 (before getting the 2008) with 2 low tread tires on it. No charge since they were under the limit.
#1161 of 1199 Breaking a Lease
Aug 13, 2011 (3:40 pm)
Hi. I have a CRV lease. BUT, unfortunately, due to the economy, etc., I've been out of work for 2 years. Still looking! I can't afford the car any more. It's a 2009 CRV with less than 6000 miles, so it's totally cherry. What should I do (besides move to Brazil).
#1162 of 1199 Re: Breaking a Lease [ronnyc]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 13, 2011 (6:46 pm)
Do you have a CarMax nearby?
They'll make you an offer to buy your car, and check with Honda Finance for the payoff amount..
Most leased cars are worth less than the payoff, but since yours has low miles and CR-Vs hold their value, you may find that they will pay you enough to walk away from it.
#1163 of 1199 Re: Breaking a Lease [kyfdx]
Aug 13, 2011 (7:13 pm)
THANKS!!! I'll try that.
#1164 of 1199 BMW Lease Return
Apr 24, 2012 (1:37 pm)
Anyone has experiences? I will need to return my 3 series in a month and would like to know whether I should take my car to an auto shop to look at it before I meet with an inspector from BMW. I've heard that once they find some issues, the car must be fixed by a licensed BMW shop which tends to be more expensive...
I also lost one of my car keys - do you guys know how much they will charge?
Leasing at the beginning and driving until these days are wonderful...but not look forward to paying some fees...